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Capt James Riley Ramsey

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Capt James Riley Ramsey

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death
2 Oct 1887 (aged 77)
Gallia County, Ohio, USA
Burial
Green Township, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Add to Map
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Greenbrier Independent, Lewisburg, West Virginia
Friday, October 31, 1919, page 2
This Week Thirty-Two Years Ago
Condensed From the Issue of November 3, 1887
Near Evergreen, Ohio, on Oct 2d, Capt J R Ramsey, well known in these parts during the war.
Contributor: Anonymous

Co. A 126 Reg. W. Va. S.M.James Riley Ramsey was the son of Bartholomew and Margaret (Wiseman) Ramsey, He married Jane Legg (daughter of Thomas & Elizabeth (Nutter) Legg on June 22, 1831. Jane Legg was born March 20, 1813 and died on February 7, 1889 in Nicholas County, WV. They had the following children: Thomas A., Edmund C., John R., Wesley M., Nicholas Hance, Margaret A., Wallace C., William H., Jacob K., Polina and James Clark. James Riley Ramsey was a Union man and against secession and tried to remain neutral when the Civil War broke out but when the Confederates took his property, murdered one of his sons (Nicholas Hance) & sent another son to Richmond Prison; James Riley Ramsey decided to raise a company of home guards. He was commissioned as a Union Army Captain of a company of 50 men by W. Va. Governor Frances H. Pierpont. They operated as somewhat of a guerrilla band and were a constant thorn in the side of local CSA commanders. He was nicknamed the "Wiley Old Fox" as try as the might they could not capture James Riley Ramsey.
Greenbrier Independent, Lewisburg, West Virginia
Friday, October 31, 1919, page 2
This Week Thirty-Two Years Ago
Condensed From the Issue of November 3, 1887
Near Evergreen, Ohio, on Oct 2d, Capt J R Ramsey, well known in these parts during the war.
Contributor: Anonymous

Co. A 126 Reg. W. Va. S.M.James Riley Ramsey was the son of Bartholomew and Margaret (Wiseman) Ramsey, He married Jane Legg (daughter of Thomas & Elizabeth (Nutter) Legg on June 22, 1831. Jane Legg was born March 20, 1813 and died on February 7, 1889 in Nicholas County, WV. They had the following children: Thomas A., Edmund C., John R., Wesley M., Nicholas Hance, Margaret A., Wallace C., William H., Jacob K., Polina and James Clark. James Riley Ramsey was a Union man and against secession and tried to remain neutral when the Civil War broke out but when the Confederates took his property, murdered one of his sons (Nicholas Hance) & sent another son to Richmond Prison; James Riley Ramsey decided to raise a company of home guards. He was commissioned as a Union Army Captain of a company of 50 men by W. Va. Governor Frances H. Pierpont. They operated as somewhat of a guerrilla band and were a constant thorn in the side of local CSA commanders. He was nicknamed the "Wiley Old Fox" as try as the might they could not capture James Riley Ramsey.


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